Friday, March 31, 2017

The First Arabian Night

Have you seen this movie?  It's called "The Thief and the Cobbler," and apparently there's a big story about how long it took to make, and how it was never really finished.  We saw a version of the movie with patched together bits, and it's entertaining enough as is, and of course all part of our "Arabian Nights" theme we're embracing as we build up to the piano recital.  I think up on deck we have the two "Aladdin" sequels, and hopefully we can squeeze in a few of Harryhausen's Sinbad movies.  Maybe we can throw in "Prince of Persia" as well, although that one might be a bit too much for Madison right now.  Not sure, actually.  She seems to be tougher than Daddy was at that age.

Today, we were getting costumes and finishing the proof for the Summer Xtreme booklet in June.  That's pretty early there.  But the videos are lurking, and there are quite a few of them to be written, filmed and edited.  We've been working on the writing all along, but there's still plenty to do there.  The good news is that the booklet is coming along well.  In fact, here's the cover:

SX Heroes:  Titanium.  It's going to be interesting, for sure.  Daddy also has a LONG ways to go towards writing a script for the daily dramas.  The idea is to have Batman on stage, so as you might suspect, we'll be watching quite a few episodes of the Caped Crusader.

Sitting inside the office, it's so easy to be a bit more productive than usual.  Daddy's office may be a converted storage area, but it's been converted nicely.  There are hanging lanterns, plus Madison's picture hanging on the wall and other bits of art.  The new addition lately is a Keurig, which is all the rage right now.  These little coffee machines can turn out a great cup of tea very quickly, nice and hot.  It could be chai tea, or apple cinnamon spice, or green tea, or pretty much anything that's out there.  Daddy even has a Junior Mints hot chocolate pack, which makes some decent hot chocolate.  Madison will love that one.  Anyway, things are picking up as far as our daily list of work-related chores are concerned.  Today, Mommy and Daddy were out looking for pirate gear, as Captain Hook needs a proper crew this weekend.  Daddy just might be a part of that crew, we'll see.  It was a cooler day today, and a windy one as well.  An update on traffic in Atlanta is making us glad we've found that alternate route to Florida.  Atlanta will be an epic traffic mess for months on end now, unlike anything on earth.  That may sound like an exaggeration, but recently there was a study that showed we were ranked eight in the world for the worst traffic.  This bridge collapse will catapult us to a number #1 ranking very quickly.  

Interestingly enough - and probably just a coincidence: one year ago this very week, our governor vetoed the religious liberty bill.  That very month, according to the rainfall amounts for Georgia, the drought started for us as well.  Just sayin'...

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